Movie Review – Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Full disclosure:  if I saw the original movie as a kid, I don’t remember it.  This version of Pete’s Dragon starts out in the most Disney manner ever, with Pete (Oakes Fegley) losing his parents but being rescued by Elliott.  Pete lives in the forest for several years with Elliott, until he’s found by Grace… Continue reading Movie Review – Pete’s Dragon (2016)

Inside Out and When Marnie Was There

I’m late posting this, but I saw both Inside Out and When Marnie Was There with the kids, and boy was THAT an emotional wringer.  But in the best way. Seeing them both that close together makes for an interesting comparison – both movies focus on a girl dealing with the emotions of adolescence. Riley… Continue reading Inside Out and When Marnie Was There

Movie Review – Big Hero 6

Took the kids to see this at an advanced screening, and had a blast.  It is technically a Marvel movie, though the book is not exactly well-known.  Consider this in the vein of How to Train Your Dragon, in that a lot of the same parts are there, but plenty was changed to work better… Continue reading Movie Review – Big Hero 6

Movie Review – Brave

I took my daughter to go see Brave yesterday, and we both enjoyed it immensely.  She is four, and there were some slightly scary scenes where she hid her face in my shoulder, but she was rivited the rest of the time.  Just an FYI if you have a sensitive kid. It’s an interesting movie… Continue reading Movie Review – Brave

Lightning Movie Review – Beauty and the Beast in 3D

We all know the movie, especially if you have daughters (or were a kid when it first came out, admit it boys).  So I won’t bore you with a description of it, but I’m going to talk about the 3D conversion.  Honestly, it’s pretty useless, to me.  There were a few scenes where it looked… Continue reading Lightning Movie Review – Beauty and the Beast in 3D

Kung Fu Panda 2 – Sequels 101

I saw Kung Fu Panda 2 this weekend with the kids at the Movieland 8, and we enjoyed it immensely.  Even my 3 year old sat through most of it with rapt attention, except for the times when I let her little popcorn tray get empty. ;)  Kung Fu Panda 2 is an excellent example… Continue reading Kung Fu Panda 2 – Sequels 101

Lightning Movie Review – Tangled

We took the kids to see Tangled this weekend, and Mattie in particular LOVED IT.  As in, during the moving saying ‘Mommy I WUV DIS MOVIE!’, and having to come over and sit on my lap so she could tell me the same thing directly.  Okay, and get direct access to more popcorn.  I thought… Continue reading Lightning Movie Review – Tangled